Monday, June 27, 2011
Egyptian Current Party formed
According to a Times article, the party platform is expected to embrace Islamic morals and culture without the enforcement of Islamic religious law.
This follows the ouster of Abdel Moneim Abou el-Fotouh after the liberal leader chose to run for president in defiance of Muslim Brotherhood's pledge not to run a presidential candidate in the first election.
These early signs of a burgeoning democracy are a whiff of fresh air. I'm becoming cautiously optimistic about this first election. I wonder how keen the military will be to share its power.